A Breezy Bohemian Engagement on Palm Beach, Florida


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On Thursday, August 18th, Andrew and I had the pleasure of documenting Danae and Ricky’s breezy bohemian engagement on Palm Beach, Florida. It was a beautiful afternoon and the scene was so dreamy. Danae and Ricky are such a gorgeous couple and they brought their adorable puppy, Cooper! Everything about this boho-inspired engagement shoot was so stunning!

Danae decided to have their photos taken at a serene spot next to the Flagler Museum and the Palm Beach Lake Trail. We began our shoot in the late afternoon, right before golden hour. It was the perfect time of day for a dreamy engagement shoot. Danae wanted an elegant bohemian inspired engagement shoot and I believe we achieved that.

Right before the shoot we were chatting and we discovered that we are all Cuban! Ricky, like myself, was born in the United States but Danae was actually born in Cuba and came to the United States when she was just a toddler. It’s not very often that I get the opportunity to work with Cuban couples so working with Danae and Ricky was so nice!

The Love Story:

Their love story starts in a very simple way. A knock on the door. They were both attending the University of Florida at the time. Danae’s best friend and roommate had started dating one of Ricky’s roommates, so he had been invited to come over for dinner. Danae was a graduate student at the time and had no time to even sit to have dinner with them, so she went to her room to study until she overheard someone talking about “puerco asado” (roasted pork). The Cuban in her couldn’t resist so she went to investigate. Come to find out, Ricky was Cuban too!

Soon they would come to find out they both grew up in West Palm Beach, had gone to South Olive Elementary School, and had grown up in Lake Osbourne Estates! They had grown up just a few blocks from each other but it wasn’t until college that they finally met.

Eventually, they both graduated from UF, moved back home to West Palm Beach to be closer to family and bought their first home. A few days after they moved into their home they added Mr. Cooper to their little family, their YorkiePoo. He’s the cutest little guy!

The Proposal:

With a strong four-year relationship they never doubted their relationship would last and always knew that one day they would share the same last name. On the last day of June, Ricky planned their beautiful engagement. He invited their families, including Danae’s sister who flew in from Ohio, to a day at the Breakers in Palm Beach. After a perfect poolside breakfast with the family, Ricky had scheduled a manicure and pedicure for Danae and her sister. Towards the end of their appointment, their moms came to take Danae and her sister to the bungalows pool.

As they walked over they stopped at a lookout point in front of the ocean, where Ricky, along with both of their families, met them. That was the moment Ricky proposed. They spent the rest of the day drinking champagne, eating, and having a perfect afternoon beachside at the Breakers. Now they are planning their destination wedding for next year, and couldn’t be happier or more excited about their future together!


Danae & Ricky, thank you so much for allowing us the honor of capturing your engagement photos! It was a pleasure working with you guys and little Cooper!


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The details that brought this Breezy Bohemian Engagement shoot together:

Location: Palm Beach Lake Trail & The Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida

Photography: Crystal Bolin Photography

Bride’s first dress: Lulu’s White Floral Maxi Dress

Bride’s second dress: Lulu’s Black Snowy Meadows Crocheted Maxi Dress

Floral Headpiece: DC Design Studio

Bouquet: DC Design Studio

Parasol: DC Design Studio